Episode 236: Making the Rainbow Connection – Don’t Drop the T!

Posted: December 5, 2019 in Uncategorized
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On this show we’re joined by Sally Goldner, host of Out of the Pan on 3CR radio and educator on rainbow issues, to challenge the transphobia of the newly formed LGB Alliance in the UK.

Links from the Discussion with Sally:

Additional links from the show:

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  1. Bev Jackson says:

    Hi people at Progressive Podcast Australia!

    Thank you for wanting to talk about the LGB Alliance. We understand you found it hard, since we’re pretty new and our website is not up and running yet. You might want to visit our busy Twitter account at @AllianceLGB where you can see what we stand for and the kind of things we post. We are a group of LGB people, largely on the left, with none of the links you suggest. We have a preponderance of lesbians who are particularly concerned about the current situation with lesbians, with which you do not seem to be familiar. We hold to the definition of gay, bisexual and lesbian in terms of same-sex sexual orientation.

    Our focus is on LGB rights, but we have the support of many trans people. Some were at our initial meeting, one as a guest speaker.

    We hope that next time you speak about us you will be a little better informed about our aims and our principles.

    Best wishes,
    Bev Jackson
    (founding member UK Gay Liberation Front 1970; founder of the LGB Alliance 2019)

    • Hi Bev,
      Regarding your point about ‘the current situation with lesbians, with which you do not seem to be familiar’, can you please elaborate on this? Certainly we can always learn more about this issue but we understand that lesbians face (at least) a double oppression in a patriarchal and homophobic society, we’re just unsure of how clinging onto the gender binary relates to the issues lesbians face or can solve these issues, as Sally touched on in the discussion with Katie. From Katie’s research into the organisation in terms of talking points the LGB Alliance wanted to discuss with politicians, all of these points seemed to relate to attempting to cling onto the gender binary, denying the existence of trans people etc, rather than advocating for LGB rights.

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